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Taiwan Sends Fishing Fleet and Lawmakers to Claim Rights to Taiping Island after International Tribunal Deems it a ‘Rock’

Taiwan Sends Fishing Fleet and Lawmakers to Claim Rights to Taiping Island after International Tribunal Deems it a ‘Rock’

The long-awaited results of an international tribunal hearing over the much-contested South China Sea came in last week – and since then, the ruling has placed the hot-button issue of territorial claims in the spotlight. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruled July 12 in favor of the Philippines, saying that evidence as […]

Taiwan President Sends Naval Warship to Defend Island in South China Sea

Taiwan President Sends Naval Warship to Defend Island in South China Sea

In the wake of yesterday’s international tribunal ruling at the Hague over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, countries in the region are speaking up and taking action to protect their claims. The Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in favor of the Philippines in the case brought by the island nation against Asian powerhouse […]

First Registered Resident of Spratlys Denounces China’s Claims

First Registered Resident of Spratlys Denounces China’s Claims

The first person to register her residence in the Spratly islands has denounced Beijing’s claim to the South China Sea. Chi Mei-ling of Taiwan is now an official resident of Kaohisung Cijin District’s Nansha No.1 – the sole address on the island. “I want to declare Taiwan’s sovereignty,” Chi said. “Taping Island belongs to Taiwan.” Chi […]